Paul Cullen, born Te Awamutu 1949, is a senior lecturer at AUT University, Auckland. He graduated with a BSc, University of Auckland in 1971 and went on to study at Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University, Christchurch gaining a Diploma of Fine Arts, Honours, Sculpture. He obtained his MFA (1st Class Hons), University of Auckland, 2000 and Doctorate 2007.
Since 1975 Cullen has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.
In 2006 Dilana invited Cullen to design for our limited edition range; the resulting rugs have been exhibited in France and featured in major interior design focus magazines.
"Adapting my drawings to the format of rugs was a challenging and exciting experience. A drawing, generally, is viewed from one angle and is placed on a wall. As rugs my drawings would be seen from any direction, thus my selection and changes took this requirement as a guiding principle."
Cullen is represented in major public and private collections nationally.